Hong Kong Milk Tea


Smooth, silky, and sweet, this milk tea is the perfect pick-me-up for a lazy day.


  • 6g loose leaf or 3 tea bags of black tea, such as Lipton, English Breakfast, or Orange Pekoe

  • Boiling water

  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk

  • 1 tsp condensed milk

  1. Place the tea or tea bags in a large mug. Fill about halfway with boiling water and allow to steep for 5 minutes, then remove the tea (avoid oversteeping, or you'll get an undesirable bitter flavor).

  2. For the smoothest finish, strain through a clean stocking or cheesecloth.

  3. If you boiled the looseleaf in a pan, pour into a mug. Add the evaporated and condensed milk and stir to combine. Drink piping hot, or pour over ice for a refreshing summer drink!

This recipe was featured in the weekly menu of Issue #4 of the Journey East Zine alongside:

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